14 September, 2014 Photo Credit: Alberto G., via Flickr Voice 1 Welcome to Spotlight. I’m Ryan Geertsma. Voice 2 And I’m Robin Basselin. Many desks fill a large school room in China. School systems are different all around the world. Many students take a major standardized test during or after secondary school. Experts developed standardized tests to be able to record how well education systems worked. Standardized tests can also be a tool for teachers, parents and students. Standardized tests can help identify these kinds of problems with an educational system. However, there are some people who think that standardized testing is not good. Voice 3 “Standardized tests used alone are not the best evidence of performance. In the United States, school systems have begun to use more standardized testing than ever before. Voice 1 In China, experts have noticed the same result. Voice 4 "The education system here concentrates heavily on memorization. Voice 5 Tests may be necessary for school systems.
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